Posted: Jun 23, 2019 4:20 am
by Cito di Pense
laklak wrote:As an engineer, I'd say the cup is twice the necessary size. But over-engineering is a thing, look at the laryngeal nerve. The Intelligent Designer must have worked for Apple.

Nice catch, lak, but I'm a physicist today, and not an engineer. "Half" is a valid approximation of "unity", for small values of "unity"; by the same token, unity is a valid approximation for one-half. Just round upward. We physicists like to keep things between zero and one. In this game, zero is the floor, but JJ's apparently worried about things going negative. When the human population is larger than the locust population, things will have gone negative. Less than one locust per person is not a subsistence diet.

An oldie but a goodie from the early days of Unix: /earth is 99% full; please delete anyone you can.